using power or strength, especially violent physical power:A man leapt onto the platform, shouting and waving an umbrella, and security guards had to forcibly remove him.The organization continues to provide safe asylum and protection to forcibly displaced people around the world.
strongly or convincingly:With this particularly active hurricane season, coastal communities are being forcibly reminded of their vulnerability.The writer argues, very forcibly, that a cyber war will not take place.
- un·for·ci·bly, adverb
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How to use forcibly in a sentence
Once the aircraft was on the ground at Minsk Airport, Belarus security agents forcibly dragged journalist Roman Protasevich, 26, and his girlfriend, law student Sofia Sapega, 23, off the plane to be detained in the country’s notorious jails.Belarus’s Exiled Opposition Leader Says President Lukashenko Is Operating With ‘Impunity’ After Journalist Arrest | Vivienne Walt | May 24, 2021 | Time
One day after the ceasefire in Gaza, Israeli police forcibly dispersed a protest at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, or Temple Mount, the site of a previous police raid last Monday that Hamas cited in launching its initial rocket attacks.New confrontation at al-Aqsa Mosque hours after Gaza ceasefire | Barak Ravid | May 21, 2021 | Axios
We must promote policies and practices that treat the forcibly displaced as fully human and with all the dignity and humanity that they deserve.LGBTIQ refugees in Kakuma need durable solutions to address challenges | Steve Roth | April 29, 2021 | Washington Blade
Prosecutors have alleged in separate filings that other Oath Keepers associates conspired to forcibly enter through the west Capitol Rotunda doors at about that time.Founding member of Oath Keepers enters first guilty plea in Jan. 6 Capitol breach | Spencer Hsu, Devlin Barrett | April 16, 2021 | Washington Post
By October, the police had forcibly removed the camp after an uptick in property- and drug-related crime.Deaths Among America's Homeless Are Soaring in the Pandemic. A Photographer Captures A Community In Crisis | Paul Moakley | April 3, 2021 | Time
Michelangelo tricked his patron about the David, but sometimes he was forcibly reminded who paid the bills.
I did a little research and now, I mean, yikes, he's the guy that's okay with letting schools forcibly pin down autistic kids.
The younger unmarried women are being told they will be forcibly married to ISIS fighters.Trapped in an ISIS Prison, And There May Be No U.S. Rescue | Kimberly Dozier | August 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As The Guardian noted, Cameron Diaz was telling adorable anecdotes about forcibly grooming a hairy friend just under a year ago.Madonna Took a Selfie of Her Hairy Armpit. So What? | Amy Zimmerman | March 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Begins: When you must forcibly stop yourself from striking a loved one in the face.So You Are Enduring a Temporarily Paralyzing Winter Storm | Kelly Williams Brown | February 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A characteristic which distinguished them and which impressed Mrs. Pontellier most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
A great-granddaughter of Fragonard, she seems to have inherited his talent; Corot and Renoir forcibly appealed to her.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D. | Clara Erskine Clement
They went to the capital, forcibly removed the king from his throne, and banished him to the island of Kang-wa.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
The well-aimed shots of the Americans were beginning to tell forcibly against the Spaniards.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Her attention had been so forcibly drawn to the picture, that she only now began to recognize the fact.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie